Give me a break, we are going slumming.

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Chainfire, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Break-top that is.

    Truthfully, I can't remember how I came by these, but you can bet they were cheap. They are really just curiosity pieces. Their greatest value is probably in the good grip panels on all three. I have shot two of them, and they work fine, I haven't shot the .38 H&R , it is probably in the best overall condition, but it is black powder.

    The H&R, (auto ejecting second model) with the target grips, may well have sat in some cowboy Saturday night poker games. It is a .38. A .38 S&W cartridge will load fine in it, but I wouldn't shoot a modern powder shell in it for any reason. The other two are .32 S&W cartridge. They all three lock up and index fine.

    The .32 S&W cartridge was more deadly before WWI than it is now. A point-blank gut wound would pretty much assure a miserable death in about three days, in the days before DSCN1001.JPG anti-biotics. I don't have a clue what the ballistics are in the .32 S&W, but it is quite weak.
     
  2. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    While I am at it, and have the camera out, here is another curiosity piece. Hopkins and Allen, XL No 2, in .32 rimfire. Patented in 1871. It is a tiny thing, for a six shot revolver, just right for up your sleeve. It has seen better days. The firing pin looks like it was deliberately broken. I am betting the piece became a kid's toy, and daddy made damn sure he couldn't load it up. That is because, you and I both know what we would have done when we were 8 or 9. ;)
     

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  3. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sweet collection.. Thanks for sharing.. Wanta sell?? Lol.
     
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  4. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sure, I am thinning stuff out, make me an offer on all four.
     
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  5. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have no idea. I have not reached any of them. But, i would love to got some functional antique firearms.. PM me a reasonable offer. Let's go from there..
     
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  6. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm trying to respond... Very interested!!!
     
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  7. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes interested..VERY. ..won't let me respond you...grr. been trying
     
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    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I don't waste your time..
     
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    Pawn shop find. Sold for $60 because it wouldn't take a 38spl.
    3rd model IJ Hammerless.[​IMG]
     
  10. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    May want to try email peejay .
     
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  11. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Were in contact. Looking forward to this..
     
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  12. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I’ve noticed you can private message some people and some people you can’t, must be a setting somewhere
     
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  13. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    You kids need to just pick up a phone & get a deal done . :) I have done that a few times with people on line .
     
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  14. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We have..
     
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